Fishing capacity management

Boopendranath, M.R. (2007) Fishing capacity management. Integrated Fisheries Project Souvenir 2007, , pp. 7-14.

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Excess fishing capacity has been identified as one of the most pernicious problems affecting long-term sustainability and biodiversity of fishery resources and economic viability of fishing operations. Significant economic gains could be achieved by eliminating excess capacity, in addition to attaining objectives of resource sustainability. In this paper, approaches to fishing capacity management are reviewed in the context of Indian fisheries. A rights based regulated access system under a co-management regime based on a strong inclusive cooperative movement of stakeholders with built-in transferable quota system and buy-back or rotational right of entry schemes seems to hold potential for capacity management in the shelf fisheries of Indian states, which need to be implemented in collaboration with the Union Government and the neighboring states with confluent ecosystems and shared fishing grounds. A key advantage of the use of rights based approaches for managing fishing capacity is that they provide a mechanism through which stakeholders can more easily and actively participate in the management process.

Item Type: Article
Title: Fishing capacity management
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Journal or Publication Title: Integrated Fisheries Project Souvenir 2007
Page Range: pp. 7-14
Date: 2007
Projects: Integrated Fisheries Project
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Issuing Agency: Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Cochin
Additional Information: Published in Spearheading Quality Fish Processing: IFP Souvenir 2007, pp. 115-122
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishing capacity management; India
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 2005
Depositing User: Dr. M.R. Boopendranath
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2009 17:12
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2013 14:46
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